Monday, July 26, 2021

Tip#1254: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 60 – Chef


This is Day 494 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

I've been really enjoying designing new graphics for my Food Influencer career! These show examples of what I can do with social media posts on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to attract restaurants and food businesses to my services. I also had a fantastic coaching session via Zoom reuniting with friends and career coaches Day Merrill and Michael Locey of 2BDetermined

They provided many tips and leads and encouragement for growing my Influencer initiative. And they especially helped me refocus my mindset on words I choose to say to reinforce my present reality with the brighter future I want! 

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The very next day more motivation came as I reconnected with another friend and Transformational & Accountability Coach, Patrick Bizindavyi, of Unleashed Possibilities. It was a social visit and yet he gave me so many tips and shared many inspirational stories to support me as a Food Influencer! 

All these recent reunions reminded me of the very fast support the movie hero experienced in the film Chef. When he found the courage to follow his passion he instantly magnetized all the help he needed! 

Chef (2014) 

The comedy drama film, Chef, is about Head Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) who quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to free his creative passion for food. This highly entertaining movie is filled with delicious foodie scenes, heartwarming moments and funny performances. Co-starring Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Emjay Anthony, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr..
See: movie trailer
Watch/Rent or Buy now: Amazon Prime Video 


Rewatching this wonderful foodie film was so rejuvenating and inspiring! I loved seeing all the mouth-watering cooking again (especially the grilled cheese sandwich scene) and loved how Carl bonds with his son Percy who joins his food truck adventure across the US. And though Percy was only 10 years old he instantly became the head of marketing because of his excellent skills of posting photos and announcements on Twitter, etc. His social media savvy resulted in huge crowds waiting for their delicious foods at the cities they arrived in and also amazed his proud dad. This is why I highly recommend this film for all foodies as well as business owners for the social media marketing tips! 

Following a passion as a career can be exciting and frightening. Just remember that your passion will attract the right people to support your dream. And it could happen fast! So if you need some cinematic motivation let your passion magnetize the perfect film to inspire your courage, resilience and optimism!  

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club  

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015
 

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
 
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 
Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy 
Part 58 – The More the Merrier 
Part 59 – Born a Champion 

SEE EMMANUEL's:
• Top Movies as Inspirational Learning Tools: www.Movies for Motivation.com
• Award-winning Illustrations: www.EmmanuelLopez.com
• Social Media Consulting Services: www.SocialMediaWingman.com

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
See website: www.MoviesForMotivation.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Tip#1253: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 59 – Born a Champion


This is Day 488 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

My apologies to everyone who looks forward to my weekly blog posts. For the past two weeks I haven’t been able to write a post. Painful realizations have happened in my life and it is vital that I take steps for necessary changes. So I’m not sure about the future of this blog. 

One of these changes was needing to find another email services for subscribers of this blog. Thankfully I found one and it’s called: follow.it. I have also been focusing my attention on building a career as a Social Media Influencer (or Foodie Influencer) as I create daily content for my two inspirational Instagram accounts. 

I encouraging you to follow me:
• Food & Mood: @motivatorman1
• Movies for Motivation: @moviesformotivation 

I am also grateful that recently the universe answered my prayers for help and guided me to watch a new movie. It immediately grabbed my heart and delivered important messages that I needed to hear. 

Born a Champion (2021) 

The martial arts drama, Born a Champion, is about Mickey Kelley (Sean Patrick Flanery), one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA (mixed martial arts) tournament. This powerful, heartfelt life adventure also stars Dennis Quaid, Katrina Bowden and Maurice Compte.
See: movie trailer
Watch/Rent or Buy now: Amazon Prime Video 


I instantly fell in love with this powerful movie and if I could pick the next Best Picture for an Oscar it would be Born a Champion! The movie hero Mickey was brimming with calm confidence, martial arts skills and courage. Most of all, his passion for his family and friendships really moved me. The film is also full of life lessons for redemption, fatherhood, perseverance and resilience while standing up to bullies. I highly recommend seeing this amazing film! 

Life always seems to throw us unexpected changes. Thankfully there are many inspirational films that provide heroes that demonstrate the courage and resilience we’ll need to get through our own challenges. Find a film today to mirror your own inner hero! 

 

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club  

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015
 

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
 
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 
Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy 
Part 58 – The More the Merrier 

SEE EMMANUEL's:
• Top Movies as Inspirational Learning Tools: www.Movies for Motivation.com
• Award-winning Illustrations: www.EmmanuelLopez.com
• Social Media Consulting Services: www.SocialMediaWingman.com

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
See website: www.MoviesForMotivation.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2021

Thursday, July 08, 2021

New email provider for subscribers of my blog MOVIES THAT MOTIVATE: The Adventures of Motivatorman!

 


Hello from Emmanuel!

This email looks different because my blog has a new email provider for all my subscribers which is called follow.it

So thanks for continuing to enjoy my movie blog posts and wishing you a fantastic and safe summer!

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Lopez aka Motivatorman!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

An important message for all my loyal subscribers of this blog Movies that Motivate


Hello to all my subscribers,

Please note that sometime in July 2021 your subscription to my blog MOVIES THAT MOTIVATE: THE ADVENTURES OF MOTIVATORMAN will be transferring to another online emailing service.

The current service Feedburner is shutting down in July and I am currently working on a new alternative.

So all that will be different is when you receive emails for my latest blog posts is will come from another service.

Thanks!

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Lopez aka Motivatorman!
www.MoviesForMotivation.com

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Tip#1252: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 58 – The More the Merrier


This is Day 467 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

This long pandemic and lockdown has been a challenge in little, unexpected ways. Other than the isolation of living alone, non-essential stores closed and no dining in restaurants, my hair has grown much longer than I prefer! It blows in my face when winds while walking outdoors and I’m tired of cashiers at grocery stores saying, “Would you like a bag, ma’am?” 

I wonder what future generations will think of this period looking back at our history of COVID-19. I think I got my answer when I saw a comedy film called The More the Merrier from the early 40’s. To my initial bewilderment, it’s opening scenes showed life in Washington D.C. where people were cramming into cabs, carpools and restaurants while hotels and homes were overflowing with people bedded next to each other. 


I thought it was a fantasy or alternate universe story because the narrator talked as if this was normal life. I had to google the film and was astonished to learn that a housing issue actually happened because of World War II. The job market exploded and the number of civilians employed by the government quadrupled. The housing market in D.C. wasn’t equipped to deal with this sudden influx. Close to 20,000 people were even living in alleys! Read more: Standing Room Only: DC's WWII Housing Crunch

The More the Merrier (1943) 

The comedy film, The More the Merrier, takes place during the housing shortage of World War II in Washington, D.C. and is about retired millionaire Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) and Sergeant Joe Carter (Joel McCrea) sharing the single apartment of Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur).
See: movie trailer
Watch/Rent or Buy now: Amazon Prime Video 


It was great to see the always feisty Jean Arthur in a film I hadn’t seen before and was surprised by the quirky comedy and heartfelt romance in the story. It also gave me a glimpse into the daily life and rituals of the early 40’s like having a hardboiled egg each day for breakfast. I laughed at the running theme that there were eight women for each man in Washington D.C.. It was hilarious seeing women flock to single men or whistle cat calls at them when they walked by! 

I also learned more about this housing crunch that occurred during WW II and made me ponder and compare it to our current COVID-19 era. If I had to choose, I prefer the isolation and lockdown versus the immense crowds and loss of privacy depicted in the film. I am so grateful for my home and strong health. Though I did like the idea of eight women per man since I happen to be single right now! 

Movies that show different society and community challenges throughout the decades can be educational and enlightening. They can help you feel more grateful for what you have now despite any of your current adversities. Find a film today to inspire your gratitude and maybe even some laughter! 

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club  

 

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015
 

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
 
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 
Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy

SEE EMMANUEL's:

• Top Movies as Inspirational Learning Tools: www.Movies for Motivation.com
• Award-winning Illustrations: www.EmmanuelLopez.com
• Social Media Consulting Services: www.SocialMediaWingman.com

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

 http://bit.ly/cj7UIphttp://www.pinterest.com/motivatorman1/http://bit.ly/9Je5dhhttp://bit.ly/djk9Yjhttp://bit.ly/bUSAy0

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
See website: www.MoviesForMotivation.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Tip#1251: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy

This is Day 453 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 


I've been working to solve a problem that’s long overdue. I am excited and a little frightened because it will mean a big career and lifestyle change. At the same time I also know that the right people and the right steps will synchronistically present themselves at the right time. 

Back in 1994 I had a big life change when someone recommended I read the book The Celestine Prophecy. I didn’t know at the time but it was the beginning of a spiritual awakening for me that opened my eyes to many mind blowing ideas such as that people either give or steal energy (an energy that can be visible) from other people. 

The book helped me deal with or eliminate many energy vampires in my life since then. The book also opened me up to the concept that there are no coincidences and that recognizing and acting on messages from people or synchronistic signs were part of the steps for achieving a goal or solving a problem. So it wasn't a coincidence that I was finally led to watching the film based on the book! 

The Celestine Prophecy (2006) 

The mystical adventure film, The Celestine Prophecy, is based on James Redfield's best-selling novel of the same name about school teacher, John Woodson, (Matthew Settle) who is led on a life changing journey to Peru to discover the mystery of 9 ancient scrolls rumoured to reveal the future of humanity. This thought provoking movie also stars John Thomas Kretschmann, Sarah Wayne Callies, Annabeth Gish, Héctor Elizondo, Joaquim de Almeida and Jürgen Prochnow.
See: movie trailer
Watch/Rent or Buy now: Amazon Prime Video
More links to rent or buy: Online Options


Watching this film was a very emotional experience because it re-ignited memories of reading the book and how the insights profoundly helped me for over 25 years. Through the movie hero, I got to revisit the insights and also see many recognizable movie and TV actors play the characters that helped him on each step of his journey. It was a reminder that there are no coincidences in life and to believe and have faith that answers will arrive. But it was also a reminder that I needed to do better with the insights.

I was a massive fan of The Celestine Prophecy book and put into practice all the life lessons it outlined. Strangely, when the film was released in 2006 I didn’t feel compelled to watch it. I tried to watch it over the years but couldn’t because it simply didn’t feel right. I trusted my intuition, which was one of the 9 insights. And now I finally get to share my enthusiasm for this film and recommend that you see it too if you have an open mind for these powerful, metaphysical life lessons! 

Movies with inspirational messages can come to you just when you need them the most. You just have to be open and alert for when they arrive. Messages can also come through synchronistic events and chance encounters to someone. All you have to do when this happens is trust your intuition and take action. 

Your intuition is also referred to a gut feeling and the stomach is actually known as our second brain. So trust your gut today and allow the universe to give you the answers you’ve been looking for! 

“I could describe these insights to you right now and you would hear my words but you have to do more than that. You have to experience it for yourself. The prophecies have to happen to you.”
The Celestine Prophecy (2006) 

 

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club  

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015
 

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
 
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 

SEE EMMANUEL's:
• Top Movies as Inspirational Learning Tools: www.Movies for Motivation.com
• Award-winning Illustrations: www.EmmanuelLopez.com
• Social Media Consulting Services: www.SocialMediaWingman.com

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

 http://bit.ly/cj7UIphttp://www.pinterest.com/motivatorman1/http://bit.ly/9Je5dhhttp://bit.ly/djk9Yjhttp://bit.ly/bUSAy0

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
See website: www.MoviesForMotivation.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2021